CPAP Devices Becoming More and More Comfortable and Efficient with Technological Advancements
Continuous positive airway pressure devices (CPAP Devices) market is witnessing the growth in recent years due to growing prevalence for sleep apnea, respiratory disorders, obesity and rising number of geriatric populations.
CPAP Devices are used mainly as an oxygen source to patients suffering from respiratory insufficiency at hospitals or emergency settings. These devices act as a mainstay for oxygen provision among the patients undergoing heart failure treatments, pulmonary edema and COPD.
The research report published by The Insight Partners estimates that the CPAP devices market will grow to US$ 4,481.41 million by2027. The market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% between 2020 and 2027. However, research analysts state that the high cost and side effects—such as nasal stuffiness, dryness, congestion, skin irritation—occurred by devices are hampering the growth of CPAP devices market.
The companies involved in the CPAP devices market are coming up with advanced and multiple types of devices for buyers. The main reason behind these launches are to offer a wide range of alternatives to treat respiratory disorder and sleep apnea. For instance, in 2019, ResMed released new types of devices including AirFit F30—a full-face mask with minimal-contact cushion—and AirFit N30i and P30i, a top-of-head connected nasal and pillow mask, respectively. These observations in market reveal that the continuous launch of innovative CPAP devices is creating a tough competition among companies involved in the market.
Patients suffering from COVID-19 also face breathing issues so the need for ventilators have increased worldwide. Considering this requirement, many CPAP devices companies are coming up with innovative devices to fight the crisis.
An Auburn University research team has re-purposed a standard CPAP machine into a functional emergency ventilator for healthcare providers and named it as RE-InVENT. In its press statement, assistant mechanical engineering professor Michael Zabala—who is leading this project—stated, "Essentially, we are using a CPAP machine to pressurize the air inside an air-tight compartment, and then another CPAP machine to pressurize that pressurized air." He then added, "We like the results we are seeing and believe this holds great promise."
When CPAP devices are used, its proper sanitization, cleaning, or disinfection become essential. If the device is not cleaned properly, patients may experience difficulty in breathing, cough, nasal irritation, asthma attacks, headaches, and other breathing complaints. Considering this need, many companies are providing devices and claiming that those devices can clean, disinfect or sanitize CPAP devices using ozone gas or ultraviolet (UV) light.
But, recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication to inform healthcare providers and patients these cleaning devices are not legally marketed for the use. FDA also stated that their safety and effectiveness for use with CPAP devices is unknown. To ensure the effective and safe cleaning of CPAP device, the FDA recommends to follow the cleaning instructions provided by the CPAP's manufacturer that normally include regular cleaning with water and soap.
Many companies such as 3B Medical, Inc., Airing, Cardinal Health, and Smiths Group Plc. are currently dominating the CPAP devices market. While several companies are seen performing strategic activities such as mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and collaborations, patents and approvals, etc. These activities help them to expand their business in global market.
A study conducted by NCBI, reported that auto-CPAP is as effective as constant CPAP and the wide pressure range of this device can be used in all patients. As the automation technology has a sensitive algorithm, it allows the machine to detect the inhalation pressure which patients need for each breath. That’s why between automatic and manual, the automatic CPAP devices held the larger share of the market in 2019. Auto-CPAP devices are receiving demand, it is creating wide range of opportunities for companies active in the market.
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